Palm and Verizon Announce the Pre and Pixi Plus
Today Palm announced an update to the Pre and Pixi devices. Changes compared to the original Pre include an updated design, twice the internal memory (16GB of storage) and an included Touchstone-compatible back cover. The Pre Plus also removes the navigation button. Palm also announced the Pixi Plus. It now includes Wi-Fi, which was missing on the Sprint version of the phone. Palm also announced that there will be more back covers for the Pixi. A new application for the Pre and Pixi Plus will make the devices mobile hotspots similar to the Novotal MiFi. It will support up to five other devices over Wi-Fi. Both devices will be available exclusively on the Verizon Wireless network on January 25.
Hands On with Alcatel's New Phones
Alcatel had a handful of handsets to talk about in Berlin this week. Alcatel is targeting consumers directly with these phones and hopes they'll find a home with budget-conscious buyers.
Alcatel Teases Revamped Pixi Line Ahead of CES
Alcatel OneTouch offered a sneak peak at what it plans to announce during the CES trade show later this week. The company has fully revised its Pixi 4 series of devices, which comprises three phones with 3.5-, 4-, and 6-inch screens, as well as a tablet with a 7-inch screen.
Alcatel Touts Pop Up and Pixi First Handsets
Alcatel's handset roster grew by two with the Pop Up and Pixi First smartphones, which fill out the company's entry- and mid-level line-up. Pop Up: The Pop Up (pictured) is a mid-ranger that focuses on creating a fun user experience thanks to interchangeable rear shells.
Microsoft Testing Advanced Pre-Touch Sensing On Phones
Microsoft recently demonstrated new touchscreen technology that can anticipate users' actions and call up different controls, options, or menus to suit the current task. Pre-touch sensing helps the phone determine how the user is gripping the phone, as well as where the user's fingers are approaching the display.
Oh Well let the churn begin...
Bad bad bad
Not good for Sprint... sort of...
bluecoyote said:It's unwarranted as the Pre is excellent and will be the first decent smartphone Verizon has.
Really? apparently you must be out of the loop and on another planet when the Droid was realeased.
Whats the difference?
The 'real' Palm Pre
Palm Pre on VZW
Will you still be able to use the Palm desktop software with
the Pre to sink your contacts? I have an old Palm 650 and really like the desktop software.
Doubtful with the old software. You are talking about a completely different OS
Sprint USED be on top of smartphones
The hardware lineup has always impressed me:
From the first camera phone and color screen phones, to the slimmest form factors and best PDA phones from 2003-2008 (Treo 300/600, Hitachi G1000 mammoth phone, HTC introduction: 6600 - 6800 etc.) Sprint was the place to go for the latest and greatest hardware. Say what you want, but the Palm Pre is a great phone and Sprint nabbed it with exclusivity (until spring of course)
NOW, Sprint is majorly upsetting me by providing little choice for a power user hungry for new technology. I am so tempted to switch to another carrier to upgrade my...
and in response to your 4g/wimax statement, if you read earlier today they announced a mifi s...
It is amazing how childish some toy seekers are. Oh...
What will the full retail price be?